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Dr Candice Silverman

MBBS (Hons) FRACS, ANZGOSA

Bariatric, Upper GI and General Surgeon

Combining a commitment to medical advancement with a compassion for her patients, Dr Candice Silverman is a highly valued, integral member of the Core Specialist Group.

Providing a progressive level of expertise in general surgery, laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery; Dr Silverman has a keen interest in the sub-areas of upper-gastrointestinal surgery, hepato-pancreatic biliary surgery, hernia surgery and bariatric surgery.

Identifying a previously flawed approach to general protocol surrounding weight loss surgery, in 2012, Dr Silverman designed and developed The Peak Program as an innovative model to treat obesity.

The revolutionary weight loss program focusses on integrating various clinical and allied health disciplines including surgery, psychology, nutrition and lifestyle to achieve long-lasting results.

Dr Silverman is currently the only female robotic surgeon in Queensland and has over 2000 patients who can attest to her dedication to achieving exceptional surgical outcomes.

As a primary contributor of the Bariatric Surgery Registry in Australia, Dr Silverman is a passionate educator who dedicates her time to impart her experience and forward-thinking approach to help students and aspiring surgeons advance their skills.

Committed to offering an enhanced level of healthcare in both the public and private sectors, Dr Silverman ensures the benchmark in world-class standards of healthcare is continually raised into the future.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Honours – MBBS (Hons) - University of New South Wales (1998).
  • Certificate in Sports Medicine - University of New South Wales (2003).
  • Fepato-pancreato-biliary fellowship - Fremantle Hospital (2008).
  • Bariatric surgery fellowship - John Flynn Private Hospital (2009).

Professional Memberships

Positions

Dr Silverman is currently the creator of the Peak Weight Loss Program. Established in 2012, Peak was designed to challenge existing perceptions and practice in the treatment of obesity and shape the futures of those living with the condition. 

Understanding the importance of taking a holistic approach to obesity treatment; Dr Silverman has adopted an integrated set of principles that focus on treating the condition systematically and from the root cause.

The clinic provides a base for a team of allied health professionals who each focus on their specific discipline of psychology, nutrition and exercise to achieve a positive outcome in the lives of so many patients living with obesity.

Dr Silverman is also a central member of the Core Specialist Group based at The John Flynn Private Hospital on the Gold Coast.  From there, Dr Silverman works alongside a dynamic team of experienced clinical and allied health professionals to provide patients with an innovative multidiscipline treatment approach to healthcare to provide unsurpassed outcomes from surgery and specialist treatment.

Additional Professional Activities and Contributions

Actively advocating that every patient deserves the same standard of healthcare regardless of whether they're in the public or private sector, Dr Silverman improves standards of healthcare delivery across the board by training surgical registrars at the Tweed and Murwillumbah public hospitals in northern New South Wales.

While continually working to advance her own learning and education, she facilitates others to do the same and is a course instructor for the EMST program (Early Management of Severe Trauma) and an assistant professor at Bond University on the Gold Coast.

Publications

The National Institutes of Health Roadmap – Media Review. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2008.

Outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy following failed laparoscopic gastric banding (LAGB) procedures. Presented RACS ASC 2009, OSSANZ 2009, ASMBS 2010.

Introducing the Orbera intra-gastric Balloon into a weight loss practice. Winner of Best Poster at OSSANZ Hobart 2010.

Laparoscopic resection of a massive distal oesophageal diverticulum. Australian Gastro Week 2013.

A case report of right posterior sectoral duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Annual Scientific Congress Singapore 2014, poster presentation.

Cholecystectomy in Nanogenerians. Annual Scientific Congress Singapore 2014, verbal presentation.

Initial experience with the Orbera intra-gastric balloon. Annual Scientific Congress Malaysia 2012, poster presentation.

Introducing the Da Vinci Robot to a Bariatric Surgical Practice Utilizing the Sleeve Gastrectomy – The First 10 Cases. IFSO World Congress Vienna 2015, poster presentation.

Utility of Ultrasound in the Management of Groin Hernias. Provincial Surgeons Association Meeting Lismore 2015 and the General Surgeons Association Meeting Cairns 2015 (presented by Havish Srinath).

Early Australian experience in robotic sleeve gastrectomy: a single site series. ANZ Journal of Surgery, February 2016.